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Low Barns Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre

Witton-le-Wear, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0AG, United Kingdom | 01388488728 | Website

An excellent day out



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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair


Low Barns is a Nature Reserve . It is easily reached by road and there is some parking for disabled. It is well maintained by Volunteers and its main feature is a 1.5 mile circular walk which take you through the reserve and by a river. The staff are all very friendly and the teas and coffees are excellent!

Transport & Parking


The main A68 road takes you to Witton Le Wear and then it is a short diversion through the village to the Reserve. The road to the Reserve is well sign posted and there is adequate parking all on the flat, including two disabled parking bays. There is a charge of £2.50 per car and this entitle you to enjoy the reserve all day. I do not know of any local public transport which goes to the Reserve.



The reserve is well signed , there is no lift but access to the reception, cafe and toilets is all on the flat and the doors are wide. There is an electric scooter for hire if you book it before your trip.



The disabled toilet is easily found and there is adequate wheelchair space for maneuvering. Grab rails are also provided. The toilet was quite clean.



The majority of staff are volunteers but everyone is friendly and helpful.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

The bird feeding area is well designed so wheel chair users can easily watch the birds feeding. The 1.5 mile walk is well preserved and the majority is on the flat . The walk takes you alongside the river and among tress which allows you to see and hear the birds.

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